|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Zhao'an (simplified Chinese: 诏安; traditional Chinese: 詔安; pinyin: Zhào'ān; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chiàu-an-koān) is a county in the municipal region of Zhangzhou, southernmost Fujian province, People's Republic of China.
Qing dynasty to the Republic of China
In May 1907, county officials arrested, on suspicion of piracy, the local leaders of a movement called the "White Fan". They escaped, rallied their followers, captured the top mandarin, and killed the sheriff. 30,000 strong, they menaced Chaozhou. The anti-dynastic rebels had been gaining in popular support in the Minnan-speaking south of Fujian since 1906; local government soldiers would not fight them.
Qing troops were dispatched from Fuzhou and Guangzhou, capitals of the two affected provinces. Engaging the rebels at the end of the month, they killed 600. Some of the citizens of Zhangzhou fu felt themselves to be in danger, and came down to Xiamen, where the United States Navy gunboat Helena floated in Xiamen Bay.
Towns (镇, zhen)
- Sidu (四都镇)
- Meiling (梅岭镇)
- Qiaodong (桥东镇)
- Nanzhao (南诏镇)
- Taiping (太平镇)
- Xiage (霞葛镇)
- Guanbei (官陂镇)
- Xiuzhuan (秀篆镇)
- Shenqiao (深桥镇)
Townships (乡, xiang)
Notes and references
- New York Times, June 2, 1907. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9C01E3DA163EE233A25751C0A9609C946697D6CF
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 6, 2009. Retrieved September 21, 2009.